Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

I love Mother's Day.

Jared and I have been talking about how, even though we are parents, we still feel like Mother's and Father's Days are for our parents! So we do our best to make them feel loved and special. 

Jared's family needed his help this weekend with all of the things that went on last week, so we decided that I would take the girls to my mom's for the weekend. Mom and Nanny were thrilled to have us and we were glad to be there - especially me, the car ride was rather difficult this time as a usually sweet baby decided to cry most of the trip. I could write a whole separate post about how I deal with all three girls in the car by myself!

Saturday their little town was having its annual festival, so we went up to the city park for the festivities after lunch and naps. The girls had a blast sliding and jumping in the jump house! 

Saturday night, the big girls were worn out (I can't imagine why!) so I took Mika Lynn and we went to visit my Mamaw. She's awfully lonely these days with my Pawpaw in the nursing home, so I try to see her as much as possible. The girls light up her eyes and I love being able to bring her a little joy :) So she got to hold baby Mika for a while and we visited and laughed and enjoyed our time together. 

Sunday morning we went to church with Nanny. She LOVED having all of us there. And I loved being there with her. In fact, a sweet man from her church thanked me on the way out for making this day special for her. After church and lunch, I loaded the girls up and we headed home so we could be with Jared and his family. They had a Mother's Day/Happy Birthday party and it was wonderful! 

My dad came into town Sunday night, so that was the perfect way to finish my weekend!

I love being a mother. But more than that, I love my children.... they are the most perfect gifts from God. 

Peyton Lou - You are the baby who made me a mother. You are strong-willed and very independent and continue to teach me about patience on a daily basis. You have such a big personality and you are absolutely hilarious! I know God has BIG plans for your life and your contagious personality and I cannot wait to watch you grow up and see where God takes you! I love you baby girl!

Laila Whitney - You made me a mother of two. It was you, baby girl, who showed me that I could love more than one baby with the same amount of love and I know I will never run out of love. You have a face of a thousand expressions and a smile that will melt any heart. I look forward to seeing how God works in your life and how He uses you in this world. You are a very special girl. I love you, my little bean!

Mika Lynn - My sweet, tiny, baby-est girl. You completed our family and filled up our hearts. You have the sweetest personality already and your gentle spirit has lifted many sad hearts in your short life. I love that I am able to cherish each and EVERY minute with you and that I haven't let one sweet moment pass without making a memory. Everyone comments on your beautiful smile and your happy spirit and I know God will use both of those in big ways in your life! I love you, my sweet baby. 

Thank you, Lord, for my precious children and for making me their mother. I take that responsibility very seriously and I love every minute of being a mother. 


elainaann said...

Beautiful posts. Love the pics of your girls. The last one of you and Mika is really good!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

so sweet!

Alex and Jill said...

It's the greatest job in the world, isn't it!?? :)

Love these baby girls and I love you!!